I am Nicky Visser, founder of Back to Basics Dog Training (Based in Hitchin, Herts and Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire) pictured here with both my dogs, Cheeky & Bony.

If you are looking for Positive Force-Free, Fun, Game + Reward-Based Dog Training & Puppy Workshops, you have come to the right place. My love & experience with animals has taken me as far as the beautiful Island of Santorini, Greece. Here I found Cheeky and Bony, both street dogs on the island where I have worked for years with the local vet and the Santorini Animal Welfare Association (SAWA). I rescued and obedience trained wild, street, and domestic dogs. No textbook can give you this kind of hands-on experience! I continue my work for Animal Welfare with Woodgreen Animal Shelters in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire and local rescues.

To further my training I have studied with Centre Of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE) towards the DipCABT ADVANCED DIPLOMA course in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training. I’ve completed the University of Edinburgh’s Animal Behaviour & Welfare Course, the anatomy and physiology of animals, Animal Assisted Therapy and Pet Psychology. I have also passed my Reiki (Reiki 2 practitioner) and Animal Communication
I work closely together with several veterinary practices.


Puppy Foundation & Life Skill Workshops, Teenage Tearaway's Classes, One to One Consultations, One to One Puppy Packs, Puppy Talks for new owners

We are proud to work in collaboration with and recommend the following

  • ISCP
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  • IMDT
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  • Canine Confidence
  • Do no harm dog training
  • INTOdogs
  • The Dog Training College
  • INTORescue


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